Day 2 Milano (March 20, 2015)

This was our second day in Milano.   We did the TickItaly walking tour/viewing of the Last Supper.  Met the guide at 11:15.  Got the earpiece radio and started out with a trip to a church we walked by a few times and never noticed.  Santa Maria Presso San Satiro   Walked several other churches and got lots of history and back stories on Leonardo and Milan’s politics.    Background to the painting of the Last Supper and it’s restoration.   Secco painting and how it doesn’t last verses fresco.    Was about 2 ½ hours overall.   Finished at Last Supper.  Took a walk back and stopped a few places including a café/bakery.   Decided to go back to Nabucco for dinner again and made reservations.    Had another lovely meal.   Ravioli combination for me and tagliatelli funghi for Nan.  Canoli for desert.  Walked back to the hotel via the Dumo and took a few night pictures on our phones.

Santa Maria Presso San Satiro

Day 1 – Milano (March 19, 2015)

Checked in to The Hotel Spadari Duomo.  Centrally located in Milan.   About 2 blocks from the Duomo.  10 minute walk to Teatro Scalla, 15 min walk to Brera, a trendy restaurant/bar district.   Very friendly and helpful staff.   Nice room w/Balcony on the 5th floor (room 51).  Terrarium outside bathroom glass block wall on balcony.   Decent flat screen tv.   Mini bar w/complimentary soda/water, but not alcohol.    Nice bathroom w/bidet.   Tub w/shower head and hand wand.   Good water pressure.    Nice towels.  Terry cloth Robes and slippers.    Very nice breakfast daily from 7a-11a.   Buffet w/breads, fruit, yogurt, cold meats, cheese, pastries.  Also included is kitchen cooked eggs, bacon, cheese and mushrooms.    Hotel staff knowledgeable about what to do and where to go and where to eat.   Free wifi in the hotel (Although my laptop couldn’t connect –Win8.1, my phone and my wife’s iphone had no problems.

Did a walk through at the Duomo.    Got suggestion on dinner in Brera from Andre at the desk.  Ended up at Nabucco on Via Chiani street.   Wonderful meal. Zuchinni blossoms, truffle pasta, etc.   Nice service.  Café Mousse for desert.

Exterior of Milan Duomo

Buongiorno da Italia

Buongiorno Da Italia –  Hello from Italy

Well we made it to Italy.   Flew out on Tuesday and landed in Milan on Wednesday.  Had a nice flight on British Airways, starting with a stay in the oneworld lounge, and then in business class on their A380 jet.   Nice lay flat sleeper seats and lovely service.   We landed and were met by a car to take us to Hotel Spadari Duomo in Milan.   Fantastic service by the desk staff there and a wonderful room with a balcony and even a terrarium outside the bathroom glass brick wall.   Did a quick dinner (pasta, of course) and crashed for the night.Hotel Spadari Duomo, Milan